Well, my not-so-broadband that I got has been turning out not too bad, and I have found out that I’m actually just on the sneaking edges of the broadband area. This is quite promising and exciting, cuz there are SOME occasions when I switch into the 3G broadband zone. I found this out cuz my USB modem has a light that goes different colours……….green for the slow GSM network, blue for the 3G network and cyan for another network I can’t remember the name, but it’s as fast as 3G.
Sometimes, the modem flashes blue or cyan, but it usually doesn’t stay there long 🙁
Last night I got really lucky though! I was catching up for one of my regular skype chats with Alexander, and my modem went BLUE for quite a long time. The connection was AWESOME, and we were able to hear each other as clearly as if it was on the phone. Usually we manage on the slower speeds, but this was so much better, and I could even browse some pages while talking to him! Alexander did think it was a bit amusing whenever I was excited over blue, lol. Easy for him to say from his nice stable cable connection…….grrrr.
I’m going to contact Optus tomorrow about their other bigger modem. I want to get one of those aswell so that I can share my connection between PC’s, but also on top of that I have this secret hope that it might have a better antenna. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough that it can pick up the 3G signal more consistently?